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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) A year after their mother died and their father was deported, six Kansas City, Kan., youngsters are sticking together through some tough times.
Zenia Acedo, 20, became head of the family last year when her mother delivered a baby three months early and died of cancer shortly after. Then, their father was deported to Mexico.
Now, Acedo's raising her baby sister and four brothers, aged 13 to 19. The Associated Press reports the family had been in two apartments run by Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas City, Kan., but recently moved into a rental house. Acedo has a job and is making plans for college, too.